To get the most compensation from a car accident, you must build the strongest possible case by collecting evidence from every available source. You may then have to negotiate with insurance company representatives to persuade them to pay a fair amount.
If you are not confident in your investigative or negotiation skills, you can hire a law firm specializing in personal injury cases to do this for you.
Determining What Types of Compensation You Need After a Car Accident
The types—and amounts—of damages that you seek depend on several factors:
- The injuries and losses you sustained
- How severe and long-lasting those injuries and losses are
- State laws regulating how much compensation you can recover
For example, you could qualify for economic damages if you sustained these monetary losses:
- Loss of income: If you took a leave of absence from work while your injuries healed.
- Loss of earning capacity: If your injuries will always hinder your ability to find and maintain a job that pays equal to what you received before.
- Vehicle expenses: If you paid to repair or replace your vehicle or used other modes of transportation because your car was unusable after the crash.
- Healthcare expenses: If you needed any professional medical help for your injuries or expect future medical care.
In addition, you could qualify for noneconomic damages if you sustained these physical and mental injuries that negatively impacted your health and happiness:
- Disability: If your injuries temporarily or permanently diminished your physical or intellectual abilities.
- Disfigurement: If your appearance or range of motion has been affected by injury-related scar tissue.
- Loss of consortium: If the accident had any adverse effect on your relationship with your spouse (e.g., it caused mental health problems that make it difficult for you to connect with and confide in your spouse).
- Reduced quality of life: If your injuries have made it impossible to resume the active, pain-free lifestyle you once enjoyed.
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Our Firm Can Help You Get the Most Compensation after a Car Accident
Our team can perform all the legal tasks necessary to pursue the car accident compensation you need:
- Evaluating your case for free: Car accident victims can call us at any time to find out how our firm can be of assistance.
- Investigating the accident: We might visit the crash scene, solicit testimony from witnesses, request video footage or documentary evidence, and more.
- Filing paperwork: Lawsuits often require filling out a lot of paperwork, including notifications, settlement agreements, subpoenas, and trial exhibits.
- Negotiating with the insurance company: We fight hard for our clients and do everything possible to persuade the insurer to pay what they need and deserve.
- Going to court: If the insurer refuses to pay and we have enough evidence, we can take your case to trial, where we will work to persuade a jury to award you damages.
- Managing communications: In addition to serving as a middleman between you and the liable party, we will keep you updated about what is happening with your case.
We Handle Both Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Whether you suffered a personal injury in a car accident or filed a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who succumbed to their injuries, we can help you pursue damages. The sooner we get to work on your case, the more time we have to build a robust and convincing case.
There Are Deadlines for Seeking Compensation
To protect your right to recover compensation, it is essential to act quickly. Each state has its statute of limitations, or deadline, in which accident victims must start their lawsuits:
- Arkansas gives you three years to file, per Ark. Code Ann. § 4-1-101.
- In Alabama, you have two years to file, as stated in Ala. Code § 7-1-101.
- As stated in La. Civ. Code Art. 3492, Louisiana gives accident victims just one year to file.
- Car accident victims in Mississippi have three years to file, according to Miss. Code Ann. § 73-1-1.
These deadlines may be even shorter, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
Before you can think about how much compensation you can recover from an accident, you must make sure that you can recover compensation at all. Let us help you by providing the service that Nickolas A., one of our satisfied clients, called “professional and helpful.”
Start Your Journey with Morris Bart, LLC with a Free Consultation Today
The Morris Bart law office can help you fight for the most compensation from a car accident. To learn more about your rights and options under the law, call us at (800) 537-8185 at any time. We can take your call day or night. For our clients’ convenience, we have 15 offices across four states.
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